The Manchester Gay Parade took place on Saturday 24th August. It is one of the oldest and most established gay pride events in the country. Although visitors to the city can watch the parade free of charge they do need a ticket or wristband for entry into the other events in the Gay Village area.
The big weekend events take place over a 72 hour period and include art, music and cultural activities. A wide variety of companies and organisations take part. This year the following companies, organisations and government bodies took part in the parade;
Albert Kennedy Trust, ASDA, Asexual Visibility and Education Network, B.yoU under 18's Project, BAE Systems - Aspire, Barclays, Belinda Scandal's Lounge & Showbar, BiPhoria, BLUF NORTHWEST,boohoo.com, Broken Rainbow UK' Chaophraya Restaurant. Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, Churches in Manchester, Citizens Advice City South Manchester Housing Trust, Contour Homes. Co-operative Group, Creative Support, Damegracy, easyJet, GALIPS, G-A-Y, Gay Gordons Manchester, Gay Star News , GBMCC - GAY BIKERS MOTORCYCLE CLUB, General Medical Council, George House Trust, GLYSS, Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service, Coronation Street, Lesbian & Gay Foundation, Lesbian Immigration Support Group (LISG) in collaboration with Freedom from Torture (FFT), LGB Tory - The Conservative LGBT group, LGBT Labour, LGBT Parents, LGBT Unitarians, LGBT Youth North West, LGBT+ Lib Dems, LGBTIQ Greens, Manchester Amnesty, Manchester Canalsiders ARLFC ,Manchester Chinatown Community Group ,Manchester City Council, Manchester Doms and Subs, Manchester Frontrunners, Manchester Lesbian & Gay Chorus, Manchester Metropolitan University and Manchester Metropolitan Union, Manchester parents Group, Manchester Prairie Dogs Line Dancing Group, Manchester Sharks Water Polo Club, Manchester Show Choir, Manchester Trades Council/PCS Samba Band, Manchester Village Spartans, Maritime Reserves, Mark Gorry Foundation, National Union of Teachers, New Charter Housing Trust Group, NHS Trust, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Northern Aces Tennis Club, Northern Wave, Out at Tesco, Out in the City & Older & Out, OutdoorLads, People Like Us Stockport and Age UK Stockport, Positive Steps North West, Queer+ Friends of Bradley Manning, RBS, Reforma, Salford L.G.B.T youth group and partners, Salford Ladies United Temperance Society, Shafted?! Building the HIV ARMY!, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, The House of the Swishing Curtain, Stonewall, Team TG Featuring Kitt, Transgender Manchester, True Love Ceremonies, UNISON North West LGBT Self Organised Group, University of Manchester, Victim Support, Village Bakers, Village Manchester Football Club.
There are over 350 photographs of the parade. These have been placed in the public domain. You are welcome to use them for personal or business purposes or any artwork or purpose for which you see fit. Click here for the photos